Discover Glen Innes Highlands: Unique Finds, World Heritage Wonders, Village Drives & Cellar Doors

Right now, Glen Innes Highlands is a winter wonderland, where you can embrace frost-covered landscapes glistening at first light, blue-sky days, big-sky sunsets, cosy nights by crackling fireplaces, hearty country hospitality, and activities that will warm your soul.

Discover Your Next Adventure

One for the Book Lovers

If you have a penchant for gravitating toward book shops in every town you visit, then 'The Book Market', located at 245 Grey Street, is a must! The owners have hand picked every book and the range and variety of genres is extensive, especially for books with Australian themes and authors. Learn more.

The Needles
Walking Track

The Needles walking track offers spectacular views of granite rock formations in Gibraltar Range National Park, near Glen Innes. Part of the Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk, it’s a great shorter walk option. Learn more.
Photo credit: Andrew Hoggan via Instagram

The Village of Glencoe

Named after Glencoe in Scotland, this picturesque village is located 22km south of Glen Innes. Further north, Stonehenge Recreational Reserve and Balancing Rock are ideal spots for a little adventure or to relax and enjoy a scenic picnic. Learn more.
Photo credit: Destination NSW

Discover Glen Innes Highlands with Amanda Woods
Glen Innes-based travel writer, Amanda Woods, toured Glen Innes Highlands to help us share the best regional experiences to enjoy during your next visit. 

Quench Your Thirst - A Cellar Door Country Drive

Draw straws for designated driver and get ready to discover some of the stories behind our local gin, mead and beer on a 140km tourist drive loop from Glen Innes to Torrington and Deepwater and back again.
 

Glen Gowrie Distillery
Start your road trip at Glen Gowrie Distillery, just four minutes out of town at 375 Furracabad Road. Over a free tasting at the farm cellar door, David Scott can show you how he takes Sebago potatoes from the Dorrigo Plateau and turns them into small-batch gins and liqueurs.  
As well as being the first distiller in Australia to manufacture potato vodka, David also created Australia’s first beer liqueurs with ales and stouts from Uralla’s New England Brewing Co and Armidale’s Great Hops.
2 Wild Souls Meadery (Cellar door visits/tastings by appointment only)
From Glen Gowrie head out to Emmaville on your way to 2 Wild Souls Meadery in Torrington. The unsealed road between Emmaville and Torrington includes the windy ‘Zig Zag’ section past rocky outcrops and has lots of sweeping country views along the way. 
At the 2 Wild Souls cellar door at 41 Gilligans Lane, Pierre and Glenice Armand can talk you through how they take chemical-free native timber honeys, granite-filtered spring water and yeast, and turn them into sparkling meads the méthode ancestrale way.
Deepwater Brewing
Continue along Tour Drive 11 through the tiny village of Stannum to 52 Wellington Vale Road, Deepwater to get a taste for the ‘brewed with altitude’ creations at Deepwater Brewing. Here the craft beers include the Nutorious ‘a little bit nutty brown ale’, and an Orange is the New Black chocolate and orange infused dark stout. 
On Fridays after 5pm and Saturday lunch times you can also order a pizza to enjoy with your beer as you meet and chat with the locals before driving back down the New England Highway to Glen Innes.

As these owner-operated businesses are open on different days, Friday is generally the best time to visit them all, but we highly recommend booking ahead to secure your spot!
Upcoming Events
There are always events happening around Glen Innes Highlands, including regulars like the weekly Cottage Markets, movies and productions at the Chapel Theatre and the monthly Markets in the Highlands. For more event info, visit our Events Page and follow us on Facebook.

‘Australian Flora & Fauna’ Mixed Media Exhibition

Fri 2 Aug to Fri 2 Sep
10.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri;
10.00am to 1.00pm Sat
Glen Innes Art Gallery, 71 Grey Street

Exhibiting works with a focus on native flora and fauna.

Glen Innes Cottage Markets

Sat 6, 13, 20 & 27 Aug
7.30am to 12.30pm
Lions Park, East Avenue, Glen Innes 
Fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more.

Markets in the Highlands

Sun 13 Aug
From 9.00am
357 Grey Street, Glen Innes (behind Coles)
Come along to this great community market and meet local stallholders who grow, make, create, and bake. Hot food and coffee available.

Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show

Fri 26 Aug
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Glen Innes Services Club, 120 Grey Street, Glen Innes
Bring your wild heart and that gypsy spirit to re-live one of the legendary bands and performers of the seventies and eighties – Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. 

Silversmithing Workshop

Sat 27 Aug
10.00am to 4.00pm
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey Street, Glen Innes
Make your own unique piece of sterling silver jewellery with Richard Moon as your guide. 

Glen Innes Highlands Shop
Supporting Local Business
When it comes to homegrown and handmade, we've got you covered! Visit us at the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre to browse our range of local goods, unique souvenirs, and gifts or shop online.

Long Scarf in Glen Innes Tartan

All the Glen Innes tartan items come with a card that explains the significance of their colours.
$60
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Tartan Cap

Men's caps made with various tartans by Cathy Crosby of Glencoe here in Glen Innes Highlands.
$50
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